Spam with love February 10, 2007Posted by Amanda in Media.
I am so thankful that I don’t get lots of that personal spam from people I know. You know the stuff: “If you don’t send these overly sentimental expressions of friendship onto 20 people you will have bad luck and DIE!”
Then there are those well meaning but often completely falsified “warnings”. There are warnings about personal safety and the dangers of chemicals in every day products and it goes on and on.
I am using my parents computer and they get an inordinate amount of these emails from their acquaintances. No-one seems to check that what they are sending is actually true . They are really just spreading fear and anxiety because most of the time these emails have no factual basis.
If you are afflicted with the forwarding virus, at least check your facts on sites like http://www.snopes.com or even just feed the information into Google and see what comes up. Don’t contribute to the mind pollution on email!